Car-Opening Techniques 06-11Lucerne

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Interesting article on how to get into the Lucerne if for some reason the standard method is not operating.

Car-Opening Techniques: 2006-2011 Buick Lucerne
This month we will offer recommended car opening techniques for the 2006-2011 Buick Lucerne. This four-door sedan is equipped with vertical linkage rods on the front and rear doors. Part of the vertical linkage rod is accessible. The horizontal linkage rod between the forward edge of the door and the vertical linkage rod is not shielded on the rear doors.

Warning: This vehicle is equipped with multi-layer weather stripping at the base of the windows.

The following opening methods can be used to unlock the 2006-2011 Buick Lucerne:

Use the High Tech Tools 114 Tool to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert a strip saver and a wedge in the middle of the outside door handle assembly. Insert the 114 tool just forward of the rear edge of the door with the tip facing forward. Lower the tool into the door until the tool’s bend contacts the weather stripping. Rotate the tool handle away from the car until the tip contacts the vertical linkage rod. Bind the linkage rod and lift the tool to unlock the door locking mechanism.

Use the Pro-Lok AO-07 “Astro Tool” and an inflatable wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the wedge seven inches from the rear edge of the front passenger door window. Inflate the wedge according to manufacturer’s specifications. Insert an inspection light into the door cavity six inches from the rear edge of the window glass. Identify the vertical rod 10 inches below the lock-unlock button. Insert the AO-07 car-opening tool into the door four inches from the rear edge of the window with the tip facing rearward. Lower the tool 10 inches into the door cavity. Rotate the tool ninety degrees clockwise and lift the tool one inch next to the vertical linkage rod. Twist the tool clockwise to capture and bind the vertical linkage rod. Carefully lift the tool to raise the button, unlocking the locking mechanism.

Use the Slide Lock Mercedes Strip™ and a slim wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the slim wedge above the midline of the rear edge of the front passenger door window frame. Insert the knotted end of the Mercedes Strip between the wedge and the base of the window into the passenger compartment. Use the string to guide the tip towards the vertical lock button. Capture the lock button between the tip and the string. Slowly and carefully pull up on the tool to unlock the door locking mechanism.

Use the Tech-Train Productions TT-1008 car-opening tool and two wedges to unlock the rear passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the two wedges just forward of the outside door handle creating a gap large enough to operate the tool. An inspection light can be used to locate the linkage rod. Carefully insert the long end of the TT-1008 between the wedges into the door cavity with the tip pointing towards the front of the vehicle. Lower the tool eight to 10 inches. Rotate the tip of the tool towards the inside of the vehicle and pull up until the tool contacts the horizontal linkage rod. Capture and bind the linkage rod in the tip of the car-opening tool. Lever the linkage rod towards the rear of the vehicle to unlock the door locking mechanism.

The direction to rotate the 2006-2011 Buick Lucerne driver’s side door lock plug to the unlocked position is counterclockwise.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or the following car-opening tool manufacturers.


High Tech Tools, 1628 NW 28th St., Miami, FL 33142. Telephone: 1-800-323-8324. Fax: 305-635-1015. Website: www.hightechtools.com
Pro-Lok, 655 North Hariton Street, Orange, CA 92868. Telephone: 714-633-0681. Fax: 714-633-0470. Website: www.pro-lok.com.
Slide Lock Tool Co. Inc., 1166 Topside Rd., Louisville, TN 37777. Telephone: 800-336-8812. Website: www.z-tool.com.
Tech-Train, Lockmasters Inc., 2101 John C. Watts Drive, Nicholasville, KY 40356. Telephone: 800-654-0637. Fax: 859-885-7093. Website: www.lockmasters.com.
 

mattt1986

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Nice article! Of course, this should be used for good and never for evil, right? ;)
 

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Absolutely, but it's that time of the season when things just don't always play well lol
 
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